Chuys Jalapeno Dip

Chuys Creamy Jalapeno Dip is known all around. This is the perfect dip. It is creamy with just a hint of spice.

Homemade Chuys Creamy Jalapeno Dip in a yellow bowl next to tortilla chips

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The Best of Chuy’s Sauces – Creamy Jalapeno Dip

I personally love Chuy’s they do a wonderful job on Tex Mex food. They have some of the best chips, they are thin and crispy. They make delicious margaritas, and they also do an amazing job on their enchiladas.

For me, their creamy jalapeno dip is one of their best menu items that they have. This sauce goes well with chips, on top of tacos, on top of a taco salad, or really just about any Tex Mex dish you want to prepare.

Ingredients for Chuy’s Jalapeno Cream Dip

This sauce is made fresh, and guess what, you can prepare this yourself it is quick and easy to prepare. This creamy jalapeno dip will stay fresh in your refrigerator for a few days.

You will need a few simple ingredients you will need sour cream, mayonnaise, lime, fresh cilantro, pickled jalapeno peppers, and some dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix.

Ingredients for homemade Chuys creamy jalapeno dip

The pickled jalapeno peppers are very important. These peppers are perfect for recipes. The pickling process seems to take away the sharp heat that jalapenos can often have. The pickled jalapenos are perfect for nachos and all sorts of Tex Mex and Mexican food.

I am also using the Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix, 16 Ounce. I find this is typically available at Sam’s and sometimes I have found it in my local grocery stores such as Kroger, or HEB.

You can use the Hidden Valley Ranch Mix in all sorts of recipes, so it is an ingredient I like to have in my pantry. I use it for my Original Taco Soup recipe. I think it is cheaper to buy in bulk rather than purchasing in individual packages.

This recipe is so easy to make, you can put this dip together in less than five minutes. I like to leave me to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

How can I use Chuy’s Jalapeno sauce?

This sauce goes great on most anything, here are a few ideas when you run out of chips.

  • Use as a salsa for tacos
  • Use as a salad dressing for Taco salads
  • Use as a vegetable dip
  • Drizzle over enchiladas
  • Try this sauce on your next hamburger!

Is it better to use fresh or pickled jalapenos for this recipe?

Please use pickled jalapenos for this recipe. Pickled jalapenos tend to be of equal heat when you use fresh jalapenos you never know quite how hot they will be. In some stores you can buy mild or hot pickled jalapeno slices, to be sure to use the kind that is close to your desired amount of heat.

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Homemade Chuys Cream Jalapeno Dip in a yellow bowl next to tortilla chips

Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

Chuys Creamy Jalapeno dip has just the right amount of spice.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chuys Creamy Jalapeno Dip
Servings: 12
Calories: 185kcal


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons dry Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  • Wash and dry the cilantro. Use only the tops of the cilantro steam, discarding the majority of the cilantro stems. Chop cilantro into coarse pieces. Place sour cream, mayonnaise, dry Ranch Dressing mix, jalapeno peppers, lime juice, and coarsely chopped cilantro into a blender. Pulse 7 or 8 times. Pour dip into bowl.



Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Julie

    This is a good start, however it’s way more garlicky than chuy’s. Next time I’m only using 1 clove of garlic or maybe garlic powder to keep it from overwhelming the dip. I also added about a 1/4 C buttermilk.

  2. Ima Happy

    My husband, boys and all their friends are hooked on this dip. Thanks for taking the time to re-create it. We slide our extra thin cantina-style store bought chips in the oven on 350 degrees for five minutes to mimic freshly made and serve them up with this chilled dip. Add some beer and you have an instant party.

  3. Joey Scruggs

    I personally think you nailed it. I made it for a meeting that I was having and it was a HUGE success! Most said they like it better than Chuy’s

  4. Eleanor

    I followed your written recipe; it varies from your vide. The written recipe did not include garlic and it called for a 1/2 cup of cilantro (instead of the 1/3 cup in the video). No wonder mine came out green! It was still good though. I also added a little milk to make it creamier.

  5. Dana Edwards Rutter

    I worked for Chuys for a year and the creamy jalapeño does indeed contain tomatillos, other then that you are very close 🙂 Nice job

  6. Bailey Londagin

    The recipe I got from a Chuy’s employee years ago (that I’ve since lost) included canned green Mexican tomatoes (tomatillos.) Has the recipe changed over the years?

    • stephaniemanley

      Me, personally, I would not try this. Using the greek yogurt might be ok, but isn’t what this recipe had in mind. Good luck!

    • stephaniemanley

      You can find these where they sell Mexican food. I generally find them in the section where they keep the ethnic food.

  7. gala2

    Hidden Valley has MSG in it. enough to make some of your diners feel ill. There are other products that are the same minus the MSG and I can’t tell any difference. Sometimes I add some buttermilk, just a little. Or some avocado or both. This recipe makes a whole lot. You can easily cut it in half.

  8. Guest

    Hiden Valley unfortunately has MSG in it and can make the people you are feeding ill. i used to love it til it made me so sick. There are other ranch dressings that do not contain MSG and you really can’t taste any difference. i sometimes add just a little buttermilk to this. And some avocado.

    • Karen

      I found a recipe for the dry ranch mix on Pinterest and make that myself since MSG gives me migraines. I make it up myself and use that. I have only used it a couple of times and don’t notice a huge difference.

    • Teri

      No Bean Chili, a little Rotel and Velveeta…in a chafing dish or a small warming type crock pot…not hot, but not boring and can be changed to suit tastes, I hot mine up most of the time.

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